Haim will be returning with their long-overdue follow-up to 2013’s breakout Days Are Gone on July 7th via Polydor. Titled Something to Tell You, the album was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid along with some contributions from Rostam Batamanglij as well. Putting an end to the teases over the last week or so, they have unloaded a video for “Right Now” shot at Los Angeles’ Valentine Studios by Paul Thomas Anderson.
We have been finding ourselves falling more and more into the sounds of Rhode Island’s Elisa and her upcoming Morning Again EP out on May 2nd. The first single from the release was the sparkling ’80s-indebted “You Can Wear The Mink” and now we get the equally captivating EP title track glistening in late ’70s disco sheen in the vein of a Blondie with a hint of Stevie Nicks. Despite the tracks up-beat production, the song is, according to Elisa, a “response to the culture of violence that seems uniquely pervasive to America” related to what seems to be the constant news of police brutality, rape, mass shootings, and so on. Find the video and stream below.
Oakland-based Hazel English will be releasing her double EP Just Give In / Never Going Home on May 12th via Polyvinyl/Marathon Artists. “More Like You” is the latest nostalgia trip from her and it comes with a road trip home video exploring coast of northern California filmed by Ian Tulud & David Vieira. Pre-order for the release can be found here, including lovely early-bird colored vinyl options.
Already very much fans of British/Icelandic born trio Dream Wife, we were absolutely blown away by the intensity of their live show during SXSW a few weeks back. Their already great catalog, yet still small catalog of songs take another, even better form in a live setting turning the volume up quite a few notches. “Somebody” is their latest female-empowering single and today they have unloaded a “direct and simple” video for the song. According to the band, they “drew inspiration from the male dominated iconography of 70s glam rock; a time where men were able to explore their femininity.” While there is nothing official, you can most likely expect their debut album in the very near future. You can grab “Somebody” and the rest of their music via Bandcamp.
The Pass released their latest collection of stylized electronic-pop songs last year with the album Canyons. Themes of escape and fractured relationships are packaged with instant hooks and tight production. The most fully realized of the bunch might be the opening track “It’s OK” overcome with dark landscapes and sprawling synth work. Directed by Matt Fulks, tThe visual falls in line with the ’80s-indebted production matching neon-lit dark rooms and a story that falls somewhere between Miami Vice, Driver, and a Tarantino flick. With the new video also comes a few select live dates starting tomorrow. There is no word yet on new music from the band, but based on their track record, we wouldn’t be surprised to see something in the very near future.
3/30 – Austin, TX (Barracuda with The Wrecks / ALL AGES)
3/31 – Texas A&M Island Party
5/1 – Louisville, KY (Kentucky Derby Festival)
The twin sister duo of Los Angeles’ Rena and Lena Vernon aka Ohyeahsumi dropped one of our early favorite tracks of the years “Daisy” approximately a month ago (you might have heard us play it a few times on our Sirius XMU radio show the last few weeks). Their debut EP, Your Friends Are Looking For You, is out later this week via one of our favorite boutique labels, Austin, Texas’ Sports Day Records. Before the release of it, they have offered up the woozy track “Snowflakes” clocking in at just under an all-to-short two-minutes and washing over you like a cloud of smoke. Hurry now and grab a physical copy on cassette via their Bandcamp, while supplies last.
In addition during the time Charli XCX dropped her amazing new mixtape Number 1 Angel, she also dropped a collaboration London producer Mura Masa “1 Night” discussing those one night stands that we wish we could take back. We now have the video companion to the track Directed by Yoni Lappin. While not official, expect this track to be on Mura Masa’s upcoming debut LP expected this summer.